CHP Plant Particles Emission Abatement Practices

Applies to: CHP Plant


This indicator refers to the prevention of negative effects of particles emissions from fuel burning on human health. Common abatement measures for the reduction of PM emissions are cyclones, electrostatic precipitators, fabric filter and scrubbers. These technologies differ in separation efficiency.


Which measures are implemented to abate particles emissions?


Fabric filters, electrostatic precipitator, wet scrubbers

Other dust reduction measures (e.g. cyclones)

No measures

Significance: High

Sources of information:

The Centre for Biomass Technology. 1998. Straw for Energy Production. Technology-Environment-Economy.

Sjaak van Loo and Jaap Koppejan. 2008. The Handbook of Biomass Combustion and Co-firing. Earthscan, London, UK.

European Environment Agency (EEA). 2013. EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2013. Technical guidance to prepare national emission inventories. Energy industries and Manufacturing industries and construction.